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I Have Very Low Self-esteem

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    Falling While Soaring

    I thought you loved me until the day you said those words that tore my heart apart. Those words said you could never love me for who I had become. I could of taken it if you where a boyfriend, I could of taken it if you where a best friend, but no what hurt most was you where my...
    DangerousFeather DangerousFeather 16-17, F Mar 27, 2012

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    So There's This Guy...

    and it feels like every story involving me feeling bad about myself centers around a man. The ones who felt like propping themselves up at my expense and picking at all my imperfections. Or the ones who had the nerve to ignore me for the girl who obviously looked...
    awesomechica awesomechica 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2010

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    People change but I don't.

    I've been always this insecure since years ago. Those past years where I looked fat with my weird face shape-it's not an oval nor a square, it's in between, and my eyes are not the same size or shape. I was always pull my hair back so it showed my whole face with its flaws. And...
    ihopetobepretty ihopetobepretty 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    It's Not The Inside It's The Outside

    This story isn't necessarily about me. I used to know one girl who had been my role model for a long time. She was perfect got perfect grades and didn't have stupid freckles like I did. Life just seemed so perfect for her. Ok i'll tell you something you might need to know that...
    DangerousFeather DangerousFeather 16-17, F Mar 27, 2012

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    Body Dysmorphia? I Sure Hope So

    I have always thought I was fat and high school reinforced the fact. Although i only weighed about 145 lbs and was 5'7, I constantly blamed my unattractiveness on failure and heartbreak. I was bulemic for about 6 years before i finally beat it myself. I believe this is one of the...
    juneaux24 juneaux24 26-30 3 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    WHATS the Point

    I DONT KNOW WHY I AM HERE.MY LIFES A SHAMBLES. I USED TO BE HAPPY GO LUCKY AND MARRIED TO A PRINCE CHARMING.HE WAS ALL I HAD DREAMED OF MY WHOLE LIFE.THINGS TURNED UGLY AFTER 6 YEARS.HES A CRACKHEAD NOW AND DESTROYED ALL MY HOPES AND DREAMS.I AM NOW SEEING A THERAPIST EVERY 2...
    kathtlb kathtlb 61-65, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    Body Dysmorphia? I Sure Hope So

    I have always thought I was fat and high school reinforced the fact. Although i only weighed about 145 lbs and was 5'7, I constantly blamed my unattractiveness on failure and heartbreak. I was bulemic for about 6 years before i finally beat it myself. I believe this is one of the...
    juneaux24 juneaux24 26-30 2 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    It Is the Same As the "I Have Low Self-esteem" Group

    Only it is "I have very low self-esteem" 
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    The Abyss Is Calling Me..........

    I can't remember a time when I even remotely liked myself. I like Nothing about me. People tell me I am pretty with a good body, I'm 5'4 & 88 lbs now (somethings wrong now I'm losing weight for no reason, have to go to dr), I am normally 105lbs. I do not believe anyone who...
    sumanitutanka sumanitutanka 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    I Want Confidence!

    i was born to a family of nine, including my parents. i have seven siblings, i'm the fifth. all my siblings are super brilliant and intelligent, while i'm not. they are pretty and tall enough while i'm the dwarf. recently, i've learnt something about child's psychology . low self...
    hitsushiro hitsushiro 18-21, F Jan 23, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Everyone who is a little bit closer to me knows how low self esteem i have. It is unbelievable actually. There's no part on me that I'm satisfied with. I mean physically. And...
    anrim654 anrim654 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I have discovered that this is my biggest flaw and challenge in life. Low self-esteem truly affects me and causes me both physical and mental distress that is unbearable much of...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Lack of confidence and low self esteem...I've had low self esteem and confidence as long as i can remember... I think i was born with it...I've never believed in myself and don't...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I always feel like I have to compare myself to other people. It gets under my skin all the time. It eats away at me everyday. It kills me and I have no remedy to get rid of it or...
    thesorrybumblebee thesorrybumblebee 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've been having some thoughts about this for a few days now, which I might have partly reflected in comments I've made here and there, can't remember... What I've been thinking...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I've been invited to apply for a very prestigious position at work and it would be a huge opportunity personally and professionally. The fact that my name is on an incredibly short...
    thelasttoknow thelasttoknow 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    This all started when I was in middle school because I had and still struggle with my weight because back in middle school I was pretty much overweight my entire life. In middle...
    Jordanbeautiful Jordanbeautiful 18-21, F Aug 18

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    I view myself as having low worth so I automatically think people are judging me as low in worth, weird, freakish, complex,?so much stuff. I wish I had more self confidence.
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    All my life, I've felt like I'm second-rate, that the people around me (friends, family) are more interesting, more intelligent, more attractive, funnier, stronger, kinder, and I'm...
    JHeit JHeit 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    I don't need to live my life waiting or trying to be "good enough" because I am already "good enough" right now, right now I am perfect and I will always be perfect for me. -self...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    How can someone ever love me if I don't like myself sometimes. I have my good days and my bad days. Honestly today feels like one of those bad days. Sometimes though I come to the...
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I really have no worth in this world. All motivation has been completely destroyed. I am the laziest piece of garbage anyone will ever meet. I think I would be doing the world a...
    DifferentOutsider DifferentOutsider 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 9

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    All my life I’ve been harboring the thought “I’m not good enough.” At school, if I didn’t score the maximum grade, I wasn’t good enough. If I didn’t pick up each and...
    TryingToGetIt TryingToGetIt 26-30 1 Response Aug 9

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    I've been married for 5 years now and I need out because I feel BORED and I have lost attraction for my husband... He is always broke and never has money to help out..always asking...
    voguetouch voguetouch 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I really don't like myself at all. I have dreams and goals of becoming something I don't believe I can be. I'm not even going to make to start my senior year considering I was a...
    onlyme313 onlyme313 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I feel that I have less of everything. I'm not pretty, smart, talented and no boy wants to date me. I have acne, uncooperative hair and my smile is crooked. My body is not that of...
    sunsetcountdown sunsetcountdown 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wish I was confident and outgoing. Probably never gonna happen.
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I hate being skinny. I wish I was thicker. It's much more attractive. I hate having fast metabolism I want I gain weight. I don't think I will ever love myself.
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    I think it was a combination of everything being picked on, marginalized, bullied relentlessly, sexual harassment,not saying anything for so long. feeling like no one accepted me...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    When people tell me I'm pretty and I don't agree with them its not because I like the attention or because I don't believe them, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For some...
    TheRouge TheRouge 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    It's so hard to feel good about yourself when you spend over an hour trying to convince someone that they are beautiful then the second you send a pic they leave. I guess I...
    makaiajane makaiajane 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I feel like no one will ever like me.
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I feel like no one will ever like me
    fetishacx fetishacx 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    I've grown up being bullied because I was always overweight. I wasn't the perfect size, I didn't wear a boat load of makeup. I didn't wear the popular brand name clothing. every...
    abbyhh25 abbyhh25 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I get very uneasy when people look in my direction ,
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M Aug 18

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    every time I trust someone it blows up in my face. I trust fairly easily tho. plus I have such low self esteem I think I'm fat.... ugly.... a mistake..... hurt everyone I meet
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have been thinking about receiving psychotherapy for months now regarding my emotional instability and attitudes toward myself and my environment. I constantly feel disconnected...
    pflz91 pflz91 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I have had them since I was very young and I been hurt so many times. It's hard for me to trust almost anyone. So don't take it personal it's just the way that I am. The low self...
    wolfy14 wolfy14 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    With all the people that have hurt me in my life i don't trust anyone. I don't need to feel any worse than what already do and i don't need to be falsely happy again.
    laserabe1 laserabe1 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    And why rarely changes. EP Link
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 3

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    I try to pretend like I don't hate myself 90% of the time, but then I remember something I did...and then I remember, I do.
    purposebuilt purposebuilt 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Unfortunately this is something I am still having to process, and it's taking a long, long time, no-matter how much I struggle to keep the past in the past. Ah well. I'll keep at...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I don't really trust anybody........ I've been called fat so many times and I believe it. I've been called a ***** so many times, that's why I'm going to just stop talking. I've...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Catwithscars, please unblock me so I can read the message
    Tgharrold99 Tgharrold99 13-15, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    After you've been stabbed in the back so many times you just start to give up.
    cicizzle cicizzle 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My low self esteem affects my relationship with my bf in a negative way. I try not to show the fact that I have low confidence but he still gets upset at me for it. It also affects...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    Ive been battling self-conscious and low self esteem for sometime now.. Hav u ever experienced asking ur seatmate or friends for answers for exams or seatwork? And soon finds out...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    My self-esteem is like a rock. The higher you bring it up, the harder it comes down .-.
    ButtersTheMerciful ButtersTheMerciful 13-15, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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